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Laives tourism and travel guide

Photo of Laives in Saone-et-Loire

Photo is of Tournus abbey at 10 km from Laives

Visit Laives: highlights and tourist information

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Laives is situated in the Saone-et-Loire department and Burgundy-Franche-Comté region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Tournus abbey at 10 km and Tournus at 10 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Laives, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Laives in Burgundy-Franche-Comté.

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!

Tournus abbey

Tournus abbey

Abbey at 10 km (direction south-east)

The abbey at Tournus is a 12th century abbey in...

See Tournus abbey guide
Tournus

Tournus

at 10 km (direction south-east)

The Abbey of Saint-Philibert is the highlight in Tournus, but you...

See Tournus guide
Brancion

Brancion

at 12 km (direction south-south-west)

Quiet now, in the 15th century Brancion was an important regional centre...

See Brancion guide
Cormatin

Cormatin

at 15 km (direction west-south-west)

The beautifully decorated and furnished Cormatin Chateau, from the 17th...

See Cormatin guide
 
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Chalon-sur-Saone

Chalon-sur-Saone

at 16 km (direction west-south-west)

The pedestrianised town centre and cathedral will form the centre...

See Chalon-sur-Saone guide
Cluny

Cluny

at 26 km (direction south-west)

As well as one of the most visited abbeys in...

See Cluny guide
Macon

Macon

at 37 km (direction south)

After exploring the pleasant town of Macon we suggest a...

See Macon guide
Solutre-Pouilly

Solutre-Pouilly

at 39 km (direction south-south-west)

Solutré-Pouilly would perhaps go unnoticed except for the great rock-cliff behind...

See Solutre-Pouilly guide
Beaune

Beaune

at 43 km (direction south-south-west), in the Cote d'Or department

Beaune is the centre of the famous wine region of the same...

See Beaune guide
Autun

Autun

at 53 km (direction west-north-west)

After exploring Autun with its old town, cathedral and roman...

See Autun guide
Bourg-en-Bresse

Bourg-en-Bresse

at 57 km (direction south-east), in the Ain department

As well as exploring the cathedral and town centre of...

See Bourg-en-Bresse guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Saone-et-Loire

Map of places to visit near Laives

 
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Markets in and near Laives

  • Sennecey-le-Grand: market Friday (3km)
  • Tournus: market Saturday (10km)
  • Saint-Germain-du-Plain: market Thursday (13km)
  • Chalon-sur-Saone: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Friday (17km)
  • Givry: market Thursday (17km)
  • Pont-de-Vaux: market Wednesday (25km)
  • Cluny: market Saturday (27km)
  • Louhans: market Monday (30km)
  • Montchanin: market Wednesday (30km)
  • Chagny: market Thursday & Sunday (30km)

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Tourist attractions near Laives, France

What to do at Laives? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Laives.

Grand sites of France

  • Roche de Solutre / Roche de Vergisson (39km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbatiale eglise de Saint Philibert (Tournus) (10km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre de Brancion (Martailly-les-Brancion) (11km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Chapaize) (12km)
  • Eglise de Saint Denis (Massy) (25km)
  • Abbaye de Cluny (Cluny) (27km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vincent (Mont-Saint-Vincent) (27km)
  • Eglise de Jalogny (Jalogny) (29km)
  • Eglise de Saint Blaise (Mazille) (33km)
  • Chapelle aux Moines (Berze-la-Ville) (34km)
  • Hospices de Beaune (Beaune) (43km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nizier (Baron) (46km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Lazare (Autun) (53km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Saint-Germain-en-Brionnais) (54km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc et jardins du château de Sully (49km)
  • Les Jardins du château de Drée (54km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Confluence - la Seille (16km)
  • Seille (Saône) (16km)
  • Roche de Solutré (39km)
  • Cirque du Bout du Monde (41km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Charolles (49km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

 
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Geography and distances

Laives is in the eastern-center of France at 37 kilometres from Macon, the department capital (general information: Laives is 308 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Laives

Canton: Sennecey-le-Grand

Arrondissement: Chalon-sur-Saône

Department: Saone-et-Loire

Region: Burgundy

New region: Burgundy-Franche-Comté

Postcode: 71240

Distance to Laives

from Macon (prefecture): 37 km

from Paris: 308 km

from Calais: 526 km

from Nice: 378 km

from Bordeaux: 465 km

from Strasbourg: 307 km

Getting here

Most visitors fly into one of the Paris airports and hire a car or drive from a channel ferry port - allow about 6 - 7 hours. For driving distances to Laives from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 11 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Beaumont-sur-Grosne, Boyer, Etrigny, Jugy, La Chapelle-de-Bragny, Lalheue, Montceaux-Ragny, Nanton, Saint-Ambreuil, Saint-Cyr and Sennecey-le-Grand.

This page in French: Visiter Laives

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